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costs. >>> major league baseball is playing hardball with san jose. kit doe on how mlb is trying to keep the a's from the south bay. >> reporter: after four years of staying mostly silent about the a's move to san jose, mlb finally talks. sort of. league lawyers filed a motion to dismiss san jose's lawsuit. it says the business of baseball is exempt from the antitrust laws as it has been since 1922. and the city's claims are fatally defective. san jose's attorney calls it a moral issue. >> can mlb block a competitor in this country from relocating his business simply because someone else says we don't want them to move? >> reporter: in june, the city sued the league claiming bud selig is illegally blocking the move. if san jose wins its lawsuit, every time a team wanted to move, it would lead to absurd results. mlb would be subjected to suits from any city that desires a team, and from any city that does not want to lose its team. >> that's not what the competitive laws say or the antitrust laws say for any other business in america. baseball shouldn't be treated differently. >> reporte
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